I need some educating.

I have a trailer that has a hydraulic pump and can lift the bed to dump and then lower it.

I see dealers selling heavy machinery like dump trucks and other things with hydraulic mechanisms keep their equipment in raised/extended positions.

I keep my trailer in down position. Is that good/bad/indifferent?

My best guess is that it doesn’t matter. Pump activates and pumps fluid from one end into another. Makes the cylinder move.


But then why do dealers keep things in extended state?